November 9

The Federal Government of Nigeria Boosts World Bank-Assisted Girls’ Education With $700 Million

The Federal Government is boosting World Bank’s $500 million funding for Adolescent Girls Initiative for Learning and Empowerment (AGILE) project with $700 million.

The Nigerian government’s boost raises the tally to $1.2 billion.

Communications officer of AGILE, Linda Irabor, stated in Abuja on Sunday that the boost would enhance efforts at improving senior secondary education and empowerment opportunities for adolescent girls.

She stated that 11 state governments had indicated interest to participate in the AGILE project, a World Bank-assisted project of the Federal Government.

Photo courtesy of Arne Hoel / World Bank.

Source: Business Day (link opens in a new window)

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